It is a particularly strange time to be alive, and our need for wisdom beyond what we face on a regular basis grows each day. When it rains, it pours," they say. And that is true for the hard times in our lives. But isn't that also true of the wisdom, discernment, instruction and love of our Father God? I'm puttin' my money on yes! Otherwise, how do we balance joy and pain? How do we face the ups and down of this messy, marvelous life? Read on for hope + solidarity.
I think we can all relate to experiencing a place of complete uncertainty in the midst of this messy, marvelous life. From debilitating anxiety to the discomfort of not being able to plan ahead for the coming months, fear has a voice that is loud and obnoxious. Fear tempts us to doubt God's goodness and His ultimate control over the things that feel out of control in our world... Theology is complex and faith in an unseen God is mysterious... But this I know: While I can't see Him face-to-face, I can see His fingerprints ALL OVER THIS WORLD because of the work of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Read on for hope + solidarity.
In order to grow and move forward in our lives, we must recognize the things that need to be pruned (removed). Much of this for us right now is unhealthy thinking. Unhealthy thoughts are founded in unhealthy beliefs. Unhealthy beliefs ultimately lead to unhealthy behaviors. It's a vicious cycle. And it can suck the life out of us. But when we identify and understand what we believe and why we believe it, we can make better choices that allow the Life and Truth of Scripture to energize us, nourish us and sustain us. Read on for hope + solidarity.
Each day we live, we are perpetually learning how to hold joy in one hand and pain in the other. And each day, with all of it’s mess and marvel, will pass. We so often want to CLING to the splendid moments while rushing through the strenuous ones. And that’s fair. But I wonder what we may miss in the process. I wonder what God may be doing through both the joyful and painful moments of our days. I wonder what it would look like to REFRAME our days, our motherhood, through the lens of God’s love for us. To hold up the good stuff, the hard stuff, and all the in-between stuff to the lens of God’s love and see what He sees.
Are you running on fumes? Read on for hope and solidarity!
If you're struggling with anxiety or depression and trying to wrap your mind around how to process this pandemic, read on. You're not alone.
The world is spinning in light of all the shutdowns and lack of toilet paper caused by this ever-changing, quick-spreading virus. There isn't a corner of the world unaffected and this business is getting serious. It's sobering to be living this out in real time, isn't it? We got word this week that our kids' …
Happy New Year! We're a few days in and I'm still trying to grasp it all. Where did October go? How is my 20 year high school reunion coming up this summer? How are we half way through the school year already? How about you, friend? What's on your mind these first few days of …
Are you a mom struggling with anxiety? Are you scared your anxiety and ruining your kids lives? Read on for hope and solidarity!
WHAT ARE THE TAPES THAT PLAY ON REPEAT IN YOUR MIND? WHAT ARE THE VOICES YOU BATTLE EACH DAY? Fear? Insecurity? Uncertainty? Your past? If you’re anything like me, you don't realize the tape is toxic. The voices are so familiar they seem like truth. But they are pulling you under and making it seem …